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cut pennies left alone billions. >> host: you have a new book? >> government police. weird not talking about murder or rape or stealing but people who put the dirt on their own property some of these came out of the first george bush rethink you should not put people in jail. and the old days there was a difference between criminal law and tort law it was called intent if you accelerated somebody that was not murder now there is a man in jail southern mississippi 10 years without parole for putting clean fill dirt on his land sometimes it is moving dirt from an area to another. some was well intended the clean water act says you cannot dump pollutants per kriet agree. no chemical company should be allowed the nine your own land is not the same as dumping chemicals. >> host: and utilities and the senate? >> i brought the peg family from idaho ss of new $5,000 per day fine and told they cannot build on their land no water touches there they and it there's no rainwater new government said it is a wetland. looked at the website. it is not there. they say the website is not perfect. another
and government protecting the rights of the 2.2 million cremators and makers in every state especially in california. and then three days later, friday october 5th, massachusetts congressman barney frank will be here for a luncheon program. i should tell you chris dodd is a 6 p.m. program also at the club in san francisco. friday october 5th, barney frank will be here for a luncheon program on the of the commonwealth club can you see both dolph and frank in one week. [laughter] congressman frank will be here discussing the domestic and foreign policy issues pertinent to the upcoming election. it is my pleasure to extend a special welcome to any new commonwealth members of this evening. you'll need the most well-informed interesting people in the bay area when you attend the commonwealth club agents all of whom are as interested as you are in savitt discussion and social interaction. now want to this evening's program, there are question cards you should have been handed on your seats for joan walsh. fill them out, right on the question and there will be collected and we will ask them i
government. as late as 1855 walt whitman proclaimed, quote, "the united states with vaining full of poetical stuff," and lincoln declared they changed the grammar and perception in the 1860s. in 1825, the sea to shining sea continental nation, a patriotic song, still a dream. the land was vast, and control of it was limited. the louisiana territory was purchased two decades earlier, but remained unorganized. mexico's north stretch from the sabine river on the gulf of mexico to the 42nd parallel on the pacific ocean what is now texas, arizona, new mexico, utah, nevada, california, colorado, oklahoma, and kansas. the pacific northwest was open country. back east, the appalachian mountain range guarding the interior from south carolina who what was recently maine threatened to confine the great american experiment to the atlantic sea board. the allegiance of the several transstates was unproven. there, settlers looked west down valleys to the mighty mississippi, not over their shoulders that the mountains that separated them from the political creators. former vice president conspiracy of 1805
forest is a self-regulating when was the we put regulations incumbent government regulations, that's a part of self-regulation spirit of the self-regulating cells and career goals for ourselves, that self-regulation. their scarce resources, competitions like the rain forest. but the main thing that keeps the rain forest by brent is that you have the canopy coming in outcome and the u.s. economy would be good big firms coming ge, gm, wal-mart, all that. and then he got small business, but it's the small and growing. it's sickening that were small and can challenge the date and what happens in the big tree falls over. again, the amazing thing is new trees grow right out of the old trees. that is a metaphor, but it's real. because i'm really something big in the economy, it's vital we know how to reconfigure resources and create some new out of it. so do we need control? we need feed back. we need the capabilities to repurpose. in this country, we need to build a robust platform for people to realize what they have inside of them. that's why people came to this country and that's why
't based on the inalienable right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and self-government but the essence of revolution is you have to win. nobody hands you victory in revolution. that is what the war was about but then the war ends and the south has to be reintegrated into the union. but there are all these unreconstructed confederates who still believed they had the better part of the argument and the white race should be supreme in the south, who resent entirely the fact that abolition was imposed on the south but whereas during the civil war they didn't have a vote, didn't have a say and the national government, all of a sudden they do. during war, the rules of democracy were suspended. democracy is based on majority rule. once the war ends democracy kicks back in and so the south has to be reintegrated politically and when grant was nominated for president in 1868 grant was first of all nominee by acclamation of the republican party. grant did not lift a finger on his own behalf. allowed himself to be nominated and allowed himself to be elected. one thing, he didn't g
than any federal agent in the history of the government's over a 30 year career and i am happy to share those experiences because they are unique because i was the only federal agent who experienced being smuggled from mexico to the interior of the united states, going through travels by myself in the back of the trunk of a car, things of that nature. it was quite dramatic but something i did with a lot of pride because i felt going after those seeking a better life in the united states i share those stories with you in my book the shadow catcher. >> there are many powerful moments you describe. i am wondering if you could share a couple of those with us. in particular, a juncture where you are actually stopped by the u.s. border patrol as you enter and you are in an operation. >> that was one of many dramatic moments, i was the new mexico state trooper. you will see the picture in my book, i had a big afro and long hair and when i was a federal agent, picked me up. quite dramatic and had been under cover by myself in mexico. i had been in a small hotel in mexico that was fully invested
government. in the south major institution is the republicans' determination into a unit to win a national election without southern support republicans condemned the south as undemocratic. even un-american. with this party on the threshold for those who practice the gospel and newspaper columns the crisis for the south was at hand. from the hatred of evil republicans to fill the southern air. this is not the first time. there have been several disputes. 2.specifically, first, the constitutional convention to do with the admission of missouri as of slave state -- state midges much more than the state of louisiana from domestic guerrilla to the rocky mountains it was settled by the missouri compromise. then the nullification encounter mercy it was already settled by compromise than late 1840's the future of slavery the territory from mexico and mexican war settled by the compromise of 1850. precedent and tradition in place for another settlement the chief issue between the republicans and the south but not slavery of the 15 states. almost all americans americans, republicans included the co
state officials. this would be public sector managers, government employees at high levels, ministers, the prime minister usually was basically the left, if you will, of a lot of the networks, and, of course, folks high up in the regime like the royal family. the point is that these networks or the point of the book is that these state business networks exist in every society, even in the united states, and they are usually, usually, not always, but usually corrupt and problematic, and they siphon off a lot of money, however, in some countries, there's checks and balances placed on the networks, much more so than others. in a place like syria, these checks and balances were not sufficient to check the networks anywhere in the world to prevent them from running into the ground. >> host: can you give us an example, the network of the u.s., how it exists? >> guest: after the invasion of iraq, one of the major construction or reconstruction quote-on-quote ventures was, you know, commissioned somehow or given somehow to various corporations that are very much in touch or close to or part o
importantly in 1862, frederick holbrook went to the federal government and said that we think we can cure our wounded soldiers better if you send us to loved ones. after a long bureaucratic fight, he had permission to open three hospitals in vermont. one of them stood right here. these long wings extended. they could treat about 600 soldiers here at once. he had run the hospital with a man named henry james from waterbury, who had been the town doctor and waterbury and enlisted in the civil war with the great physician to the blink of major. he did a magnificent job. when i was finished, he came here to bonus hospital. before he left gettysburg, he was afforded a great honor for his performance. he was allowed to sit on the speaker's platform the day that lincoln gave the gettysburg address. here in this hospital, the overland campaign of 1864, it it was filled with sick and wounded soldiers. it was running at full capacity. but the cure rates were astonishingly good. the home cooking and treatments work. many vermonters lived on. the long wings were chopped up into short sections. all around
government giving of land away was based on how many people were in your group. if you could bring slaves, then you would get more land, regular people brought slaves, especially in texas, lots of working-class people came with slaves in order to enhance, are an interesting test about texas itself. regular people and slavery. we have a little more time. if anyone would like to ask a question. okay. would you please move to the mike. >> when i looked at the first lady's great granddad in the new york times and his half-brother and almost looked like the same person, you took the same person and bit him in caramel. that was astounding to me. i don't know if the similarities were that profound throughout but that seemed to me -- anyone who saw the picture and that is why you selected those photographs, i would like to hear about that in terms of the true similarities and i would love to hear any comments you would care to share when families got together for the unveiling and two sides of the family together to describe in appropriate ways the interaction between them. >> the families do fin
agricultural problem demonstrates getting to humans and kills 109 people. causes the government of malaysia to call preventively 1.1 million pigs. they require the killing of pics from about that farms. some people were so scared by this disease they were at the they were abandoning the wrong farms, running away from them at farms. at one point, pigs are running this to the villages, in some cases abandoned villages of peninsular malaysia. it's a nightmare scenario, but it really happened. it's like something out of early cormac mccarthy or the book of exodus. infectious pigs running wild through the countryside, coffee and a virus. one fellow called it the one-mile barking cough because he could hear the sick pigs coming and you knew your farm would be next. real story. the buttons of the latest as the disease in humans. so this is what the scientists do. they try and solve ecology and evolutionary biology of new diseases. what is the virus live? with the reservoir host? how did humans come in contact with the virus? were they doing in many cases with the ecological disruption that causes
the executive branch of the national government. but there was more. the republican party, as i said, was proudly a northern party, turning its brief existence found in the mid-1850s, its rhetoric had a song of the south, and the south a social institution racial slavery. their determination, that is the republicans determination, that too well the north into unity that can win a national election without any southern support, republicans repeatedly condemned the south is unprogressive, undemocratic, even un-american. with this party on the threshold of the presidency, southern sexual radicals known as my readers, those people who preached the gospel of this union, they took to the public platform and to the newspaper columns to proclaim that the crisis of the southsouth was and that the south had to act to protect itself from hatred of evil republicans, cries, filled with the southern air. this was not the first time sexual crisis that gripped the country, however. there have been several sharp sectional disputes prior to 1860. each of these come each of the major ones have been set
on the cover. he's a leader at the harvard kennedy school of government and we we are pleased as a former naval officer that he would support our book. this one doesn't work forward with knock your socks off. we had general allen, the senior leader of our joint mission in afghanistan, admiral locklear, the senior naval officer for other regions in asia. we also had admiral malik, former chairman of the joint chiefs who sent it to classmate, john, and his other son graduated in 03 misleading sailors today. he wrote his connection to the cause. this nonprofit book, this humble book that is good for the country. and then mr. brokaw. for nine at the e-mailed his assistant. i tried really hard and i pushed and pushed, but i don't quite. and the final weeks, he submitted his blurb that has changed this book. i have some bad news. there is more security around tom brokaw and admiral mullen. [laughter] sewer with the next greatest generation? as the lead author of this project, i would say we are prepared for greatness. we served in unique ways. with blood and lost classmates and ship me and subordinat
that said, people realize that you can be against the war or against the government or policies, but don't take it out on the military because we're just doing what we do. that's the biggest thing i've seen in the last 20 years and that's good. it's really good. i've got some dyed in the wool, liberal east coast cousins that, you know, they want nothing to do with military, does support anything like that. that's fine. we don't want people that outthink the same way, that they realize that they've got a gripe, then go take it up with government. so they're nice to me. they keep buying coffee and not cared we agree to disagree, but they still support the military, which is nice. but i think is missing if i had to call it sent them i'd call it the va. have you had run-ins with them? not yet? good. boy, i feel their pain kind of because there's millions of people out there that need the va, but i think it's shameful there's guys walking around with mrs. pieces of themselves they can't get proper treatment from our own government. and there's really no excuse for it because i run a business
in the national government. all of a sudden they do. sudden during war, the rules of democracy were suspended.demo hece tacy is based on majority rule. once the war ended, democracynds kick back kicked back in.ou the south has to be reintegrated politically.ated when grant was nominated for president in 1868, he was, firs of all, the nominee by acclamation of the republicanthn party. he did not lift a finger on hisf own behalf. he allowed himself to beif. nominated. and he allowed himself to be elected.e the one thing that he didn't do is give speeches, he wrote out he wroceptance of the nomination. the one line in that it caught l the attention of the country was less obvious. now, this was something that electrified the south, as well as the north. because during the period from 1865 until 1868, congress in washington and much of the south had been battlefield of a different kind.rent congress was roaring against the executives. they wanted to impeach andrewti. johnson. another question is who will govern us out. with the republican regime that was imposed upon us out the south by union tro
and says i'm going to cut government and cut it in these ways and he can't remember which department he is going to cover you would say he's not ready for prime-time. won the kind of affected us here was elizabeth dole. elizabeth dole came here to speak and was not well briefed by your staff and didn't realize it was a lot of civilian students who were there but the senate talked over the heads of the people they were going to ask the questions from on the floor and then she misinterpreted a question. the question -- though she did very good by the way when she spoke at the republican convention. she had the media in her hand and she is a stiff kind of a speak and someone asked her a question about whether she would defend her son -- send her son to bosnian she was going to bosnia but she took it as a personal question and you could almost see in her face the fact, the regret that she and bob dole had never had a child and she said well we have never had children i can't answer. the next day the media said she is not really ready for the campaign trail because she is not talking like a
, what we are doing is creating a feast for the vulture. here is what they did. the u.s. government under obama and under by the way george bush -- it's not obama's bailout even though he pumps his chest and takes the applaud and beatings for it, was created by george w. bush voted in october and december. it was taken over by obama in the meantime. the a bomb administration picking up for bush came up with a deal to save three companies, general motors, chrysler and delphi. what is delphi? delphi is the old telco auto parts division of gm. you know delco batteries. we had gm that desperate to cut off its own parts and set off delphi as a separate company which immediately pretty quickly went bankrupt. well, down went the vulture's and they pick.delphi corp. out of bankruptcy court for 67 cents, a darned good deal for the entire auto parts division of general motors. 67 cents a share. within two years they flipped it. they went public at $22 a share. share. that is it 3200% prophet that they weren't done. they weren't done. delphi had 29 plans in the u.s. and the delphi group sold it back
disparities. isn't it all because of slavery? last week the federal government as it does once or twice a year came out with the latest figures on birth rates and in particular on the illegitimacy rates for out of wedlock births. here they are. 72.3% of african-americans now are born out of wedlock. 72.3%. american indians 66.2%. latinas, 53.3%. for for whites still pretty high, 21% and for asians it is 17.2% so in other words seven out of 10, out of 10 for blacks, american indians and latinos. this is the so-called underrepresented minority that get racial preference and fewer than three of 10 for people who are typically discriminated against. is no accident these figures lined up quite well with how well different groups are doing not only in terms of education but crime and whatever social indicator you want and that is the real problem and that is not going to be fixed by racial preferences. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. now we are going to hear from alan morrison who is the lerner family associate dean for public interest in public service law at the george washington university sc
depending 2496 hours. once there they can do things like help the existing government or scale all all the way up to combat operations. the marines say they need right at the cold war. they build the forces for it. there remains the primary contribution to national defense. >> was very strong, done to push this change? >> there were quite a few who were important, but rather than focus on the leaders, the argument of underdogs that a marine service culture is really an understudy causal factor in all these changes, in the mission changes in their public relations successes and political lobbying, which is a fascinating story. and assorted main argument is the way the marines thought about themselves, the way they thought about warfare and the way they thought about other services was really unique. it was different from the way the other services that they and it gave them a cohesion and assertive energy not seen in the other services. really, it's all an elaborate proof of the claim by dr. samuel jackson of an indian it concentrates his mind wonderfully. the mine fought in world war i
of slavery. the federal government once or twice a year cannot and in its latest figures of birthrates were out of wedlock births. a 72.3% of african-americans now are born out of wedlock. 72.3%. 62.1%. if latinos its 51%. for whites still pretty high, but it's 29 print 1% and for asians and 17.2%. five out of ten for blacks, american indians and latinos, those are the so-called underrepresented minorities for racial preferences. and then fewer than two out of ten whites and asians who are typically discriminated against and the university missions. thank you. [applause] >> now we are going to hear from allyson morrison, who is the lerner family associate dean for public interest and public service law at george washington university school small. the pro bono opportunities for winning a wide range of public interest programs to the law school to seek positions in the nonprofit and government sectors and assisting students to find ways to fund their legal the education to make it possible for them to pursue careers outside of traditional law firms for most of his career he worked for the pu
this money sunk into this government. only you have dumbness to raise money and you need the money now. you're not going to get paid until later. that is the first time, move money forward. they didn't raise $100,000 in brewers, that tells you it may not be successful if he were unsuccessful in doing that. some market research is wonderful and it is something you talk a lot about. it is the ability to lower the risk. it confirms that you have the minimum viable unit. and it builds community. that's the third thing. these people, they are part of a movement. they are evangelizing and you have an obligation to listen to them. this is a perfect example. people say they love it and they wish it was more waterproof. they say, all right, i would like more colors and thousands of comments and many have listened. and many have responded. and all of those people who have participated, and when i say that, it is a pre-order product. but because the way it was kick started, they are part of it. and so when it comes out, they will be a part of it. that is the answer, i think. that is one answer and the
. regular methodical government counts of all the country's inhabitants meant even average people had access to the basic facts of the nation's population strength. from the time of the first national census in 1790 to the second which was in 1800, the nation's numbers expanded from approximately 3.9 million to about 5.3 million. and they continued rising sharply, reaching 7.2 million by the third official census in 1810. so in total, the nation's numbers encreased nearly twofold in just two decades. these official figures were reported widely in regional and local newspapers as soon as the returns came in. complete census reports were printed sometimes in kind of commemorative editions with county by county compilations and made available for public purchase. census numbers also featured in most standard almanacs just kind of basic information even ordinary farm folk wanted to have at their fingertips. there was a lot of attention paid to population and a lot of national pride based on the growth of the nation's numbers. but despite the satisfaction that americans took in their robust popul
hills. i made governing board member of the lausd i came in first and never hid my registration. there is no. and the proud registered republican is running again. when i came to the school district beverly hills unified in bid did conservative values and accountability, no kool-aid drink gain and trophies and kids behave. they are well mannered and they show up to five we don't have people cursing at teachers. what i learned is what a difference it can make when there is leadership. andrew breitbart to may he rest in peace everything is from culture that is created from the media print and radio and tv. ec of fox news and talk radio has done. why aren't we getting together to buy media? if you change california sacramento was broken in. with every single tax. [applause] citic this crowd is not need to be reminded. [laughter] but the tax is there bowed against every single one. the last thing sacramento needs lose more money like giving heroin to a junkie. >> how do we by media? >> of also like to comment on the public-school to produce useful one's. liberal send their kids to t
for ten years. .. man if we see corporate tax. i'm a governing border of the unified school district in iran as a conservative. three years ago i wanting came in first in a never had my registration. i didn't change. we met maybe there is hope. >> we were proud conservative republican on the city council and it's raining again. the things you talk about the ice cream, when i came to the school district, it was a massive disarray. it is no longer the lighthouse that was when i was there. we embedded conservative values and accountability, responsibility, no kool-aid drinking at the streeters. and guess what? kids bathed. they were well dressed and well mannered. we have no more truancy. [applause] no more truancy, number people kristina teachers, hitting them. it's all over with. there's a new sheriff in town. what i want to say is what i learned is what is the difference it can make winners leadership in the conservative cause in the greatest -- everything certain subculture and is created by the media and media, internet media and tv and radio. we see what talk radio has done, what
it. i'm lisa, a governing board member of the board of education of beverley unified school district, and i ran as a conservative. three years ago, i won, came in first, and i never hid my registration, and i didn't change it. >> wow, maybe there's hope for this state. >> there's hope. we have a council member, a proud conservative, registered republican on the beverley hills city council, and he's running again. the things you talk about, about the ice cream. when i came to the school district, it was in massive disarray. beverley hills unified was not the lighthouse district it was when i was there. we embedded conservative values of responsibility, no kool-aid drinking, and guess what? kids behave, well-dressed, well mannered, they show up. [applause] >> great, yeah. >> we don't have people cursing at teachers, hitting them. it's over with. there's a new sheriff in town. what i want to say to you is what i learned is what a difference it can make when there's leadership. >> uh-huh. >> the conservative cause, and the greatest, andrew breitbart, may he rest in peace, culture's creat
. sheridan spent the last year of the war in virginia. after the war sheridan carried out the government's reconstruction policies in louisiana and texas. he waged a cold war on the mexican border. during the plains indian wars sheridan was the army's top indian fighter. eventually he became commander in chief of the army and surprisingly sheridan save yellowstone national park from exploitation. sheridan grew up in ohio and graduated from west point in 1853. when the civil war began in 1861 sheridan was an obscure 30 year-old infantry captain serving in the oregon territory. grant first recognized sheridan's abilities in 1862 when sheridan was commanding a cavalry brigade that defeated a larger rebel force in mississippi three months after shiloh. in chattanooga in november 1863 grant watched sheridan and his division storm missionary ridge and then pursue it the confederates for hours when no one else did. grant knew then that sheridan was much like him, someone who would act promptly, who would fight always come into would never quit. >> you can watch this and other programs online at
and afghanistan supporting, installing, supporting a corrupt government. a war of insurgency. one minute they are plowing their fields and the next minute they are shooting. misguided policy, would you care to draw any other parallel observations? >> if you -- i can get your e-mail address and send you my new york times op-ed which does more comparisons and answer a few of them for you. >> time has run out but for those who still have questions i can take some so thank you very much for coming. >> tell us what you think of our programming this weekend. you can't reach us at booktv. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. up next, eric greitens talks about his book "the warrior's heart". an adaptation of his memoirs of becoming a navy seal. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> a round of applause. thank you very much. one of the things that is fun about being here, i am from st. louis. it is good to do these things. i have some wonderful people who saved my life, my second grade teacher is with me tonight. welcome hats. [a
of revolution, evidence based on the inalienable rights, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and self-government, but the evolution is you have to win. nobody hands you victory in a revolution. that's what the war was about, but then, the war ends and the south has to be reintegrated into the union, but there are all these reconstructed confederates who believe they have the better part of the argument, who believe the white race should be supreme in the south, who resent entirely the fact abolition was imposed on the south, whereas in the civil war, they didn't have a vote or say in the national government. all of the sudden, they do. during war, the rules of democracy were suspended. democracy's based on majority rule. once the war ends, democracy kicks back in. the south has to be reintegrated politically, and when grant was nominated for president in 1868, grant was, first of all, the nominee by acclamation of the republican nomination. grant did not lift a finger on his own behalf. he allowed himself to be nominated, and he allowed himself to be elected. he didn't give any speeches. he wrot
government giving the land away was based on how many people were in your group. so if you could ring slaves than you would get more land. and so regular people bought slaves and especially in texas. there were a lot of working-class people that came with slaves in order to enhance their land grants, so i found that to be an interesting fact about texas itself. >> kind of goes a long way. just regular people in slavery. we have a little bit more time if anyone else would like to ask the question. boquet, would you please move to the mic? >> well i looked at the first lady's great granddad and "the new york times" and is half rather, it's almost like the same person. if you -- i don't off the similarities were that profound but that just seemed to me anyone who saw the picture and i think that is why you all selected those photographs for "the new york times" but i would love to hear about that in terms of the truce similarities and also i would love to hear any comments you would care to share when the families got together for the monument unveiling when you have the two sides of the famili
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